In the Episode, I visit with Eric Feldman, Senior Vice President at Affiliated Monitors, Inc.  Eric and I discuss some of your reflections, observations and highlights from the Converge18 conference with recently concluded in Denver. Some of the highlights include:

–The conference focused on the action piece of what compliance professionals need to accomplish.

–A key theme which literally began on the first keynote on the first day, from Patrick Quinlan, CEO of Convercent was organizational justice. Feldman believes that this is not enough discussed at compliance conferences as it serves as a foundation for credibility of senior leadership in an organization and helps drive a strong ethical culture throughout a company.

–Another interesting concept discussed by Feldman and myself was brand reputation and brand protection, another key theme at the conference. General Counsel and legal departments are tasked with brand protection but in this case of hyper-social media, that strategy may well lead to loss of brand reputation. A compliance professional should work to enhance brand reputation and move your brand forward, not simply circle the wagons.

For other reviews of Converge18 see Tom Fox’s blog post on the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog, Reflections on Converge18  and Matt Kelly’s blog post on Radical Compliance  Dispatches from Converge 2018.